A German senior couple dance it out boogie-woogie style in this energetic routine wowing audiences around the world. During a gala event at the Horn dance school in Austria, Dietmar and Nellia hammed it up for those present. They continued to entertain everyone with their dance steps while everyone filmed them with their phones and ended up being a viral video video loved by millions.
The Horn family started their dance school in Linz, Austria 111 years ago and they continue to be one of the popular dancing schools in Austria and Europe. They continue to teach Viennese Waltz, Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, Boogie, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba for beginners. They have lightning courses, which only takes a couple of hours, and intensive courses, which lasts for 12 evenings.
Dietmar and Nellia have been married since 1970 and been dancing professionally for more than 30 years. Since they started dancing, they’ve entered and won numerous dancing competitions, both Austrian and German national dancing championships with their specialty dance skills from the 1940’s and 1950’s, including the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug.
In this routine, the dancing couple swung their hips boogie-woogie style and danced to the song “Down the Road Apiece” by Johan Blohm & The Refreshments. Johan Blohm was Sweden’s best-kept secret until an audience member filmed his performance at a The Refreshments show and caught the eye of Bruce Sweiden. Sweiden is an American music producer, who produced Michael Jackson’s music from 1978 to 2001, including Jackson’s best-selling album, Thriller. Johan Blohm suddenly became a quiet pianist tickling the ivory keys to a Swedish Jerry Lee Lewis.
Dietmaar and Nellia danced boogie-woogie style to “Down The Road Apiece” to the amusement of the other dances at Horn dance school gala. Everybody, who were all younger than them, stood to the sides of the wide dance floor and simply watched this couple strut their stuff like they were still 18 years old. With lots of top placer dance championship awards under their belt, they showed the younger generation how to live longer with lots of energy.
Now, they’re back in their hometown of Durmersheim, Germany, teaching dancing workshops. They love to teach Rockabilly Jive because it’s easy to learn, it’s cool, and fun to dance. This dance style is unchoreographed but needs to have the basic footstep and posture for easy maneuvering. They teach for both beginners and advanced students.